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All resources and services are free with your Brampton Library card and can be accessed from home, school, or on the go! To view a playlist of all our Virtual Tours, check out our YouTube Channel.

Students in grades 4-12 can learn more about our eResources by participating in our Virtual Scavenger Hunt! They can answer our challenge questions by viewing our website and checking out our eResources page.

Teachers: if you want to track your student's progress, contact us for the list of Mission Completion Code Words.

Quick Links

Resources for Junior,  Intermediate, and Secondary Grades

Reading

See all eBooks & eAudioBooks access information here.

Cantook Station: Parlez-vous français? Cantook Station is a web-based, mobile-friendly platform that provides access to a large collection of French-language eBooks. Discover titles from Quebec as well as French translations of English-language titles for all ages and interests.

CloudLibrary: Thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks are available for all ages. Apple and Android apps are available for mobile devices. (Access a video virtual tour of this resource here!)

EBSCO eBook Collection: Academic publications and textbooks, available online or in the Apple or Android app for mobile devices.

NoveList: This resource is designed to help readers of all ages find new books and read-alikes of their favourite authors or titles.

TeenBookCloud: No checkouts or holds, books can be accessed simultaneously. Features classic literature and newer titles, especially hi-lo books.

TumbleBooks: An online collection of books for preschoolers, elementary school children, and their families. Make reading a fun experience for kids with read-along storybooks that feature adjustable online text and complete audio narration.

Learning

Access and learn more through the eLearning page.

Brainfuse HelpNow: Get live, on-demand homework help from professional tutors, expert feedback on writing, exam preparation resources, and learning support at school and beyond. Support is available in English and French. For more details, check out our virtual BrainFuse tour. 

Kanopy: A vast library of documentary films and TV episodes to help with understanding a wide variety of topics. For Kindergarten to grade 6, find a number of documentaries on History, Science & Languages in Kanopy Kids. For intermediate and senior grades, find more than 6,000 documentaries, films about the Arts, Global Studies & Languages, Health, Science, Social Sciences and even Instructional lessons for K-12.   

LinkedIn Learning: Online instructional videos taught by recognized experts in business, creative, and technology industries. Courses in areas of interest like Student Success, College Essay Prep, Learning Everyday Math, Study Skills, and more. 

Mango Languages: Prepare for realistic conversation and strengthen everyday communication skills with over 70 world language courses and more than 20 ESL/ELL specialty courses. Available on any desktop or mobile device.

STEM Village: Based on the Ontario Curriculum, STEM Village guides students through development paths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics using fun learning tools, games, and assessments that identify knowledge gaps and direct new learning. Check out our Virtual Tour: STEM Village!

TumbleMath: Get instant access to TumbleMath, an online collection of math storybooks designed for K-6 students. All books come with supplemental materials including lesson plans, instructional videos, educational games, and quizzes, to support learning anytime.

Virtual STEM Challenge: Library staff has created these short videos and detailed instructions for your use in the classroom. Most challenges involve inexpensive everyday classroom materials 

World Book Student: Designed for elementary and middle school students, access all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles and multimedia. Students can also benefit from research tools including a citation builder, dictionary, and resource guides. Teachers also have access to the Educator Tools, which include lesson plans with Ontario curriculum correlations, professional education links and more.

Researching

Canadiana Collections: The Canadian Research Knowledge Networks provides free access to the Canadiana collections, which include materials from the 16th century to the first half of the 20th century. Collections include Monographs, Serials and Government Publications.

Gale General OneFile: Reference database providing access to a large collection of scholarly journals, periodicals, newspapers, and reference content. (these are great for developing the research skills needed in post-secondary school work). Research is made easy with citation tools, highlights, and notes. Send articles directly to email, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive. Browsable topics including careers, computers and technology, education, health, history, news and current events, personal finance and taxes, self-help, and self-improvement.

LearningExpress Library: A comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. The School Centre has these tools organized by elementary, middle, and high school level skills. 

PressReader: Introduce students to the latest news and current events by accessing newspapers and magazines from around the world in more than 60 languages!

ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Globe & Mail and Toronto Star): Archives dating from the 1890s to the mid-2010s. Great for historical research and learning about primary source materials!

Ask Us!

For the 2021-22 school year, our Brampton Library Experts offer instructional videos and discussion questions to learn about the following topics in your classroom:

  • Fake News vs. Facts
  • How To Research Just About Anything
  • Digital Privacy: Who Has Your Data?

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about these topics. 

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